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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-28-2014, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Flat tires on Polaris Ranger

I took my brand-new Polaris Ranger to my cabin this weekend and planned on going on long rides on the state trails. Unfortunately two popped tires early in the ride prevented that. I was talking to some other riders and they said usually the factory tires are pretty poor. I called the dealership and they said that they are good six ply tires. They said that I was extremely unlucky and that should not happen. I am still considering getting different tires. The trails that I ride are very rocky and I am wondering if that contributed to the flats. Any suggestion on good, reasonably priced tires? I'm thinking of getting tires with more concentrated treads so that rocks can't puncture the base of the tire. Thanks.

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Re: Flat tires on Polaris Ranger

Our new 800 EFI has a very slow leak in the passenger front. Don't see any tire damage, but we usually put a couple pumps with a bike pump in it every weekend.

Someone recommended to me to put SLIM in it. Anyone use that stuff?

Sorry for your luck, be watching this one close, hope you get an answer. For what they cost it can be frustrating.




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Re: Flat tires on Polaris Ranger

I put slime in all of my atv tires and have only added air once in 2 years. Previous to that I had to air up every time I wanted to use them. I have an 05 sportsman and a 2010 ranger that basically had slow leaks straight out of the dealer.
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I slim my ATV's and never have an issue unless I get a big rip in one.
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Re: Flat tires on Polaris Ranger

We have a 2009 Ranger and a 2011 500; Had dealer slime my first one @ 8 years ago; Now we slime every time we get a new one. No problems.
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Re: Flat tires on Polaris Ranger

Must be a Polaris thing. I don't ever recall putting air in my Suzuki tires in the last 9 years, unless I had to plug one.

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[ I put slime in all of my atv tires and have only added air once in 2 years.] QUOTE

X 2 . Would'nt ride without it .

My first ATV was a Kawasaki Tecate 3 wheeler . When I traded up to a 4 wheeler , my brother bought the Tecate . First thing he bought for it was new back tires . When the dealer was removing the old tires he showed my brother that each tire had about 10 -15 thorns in each . The Slime kept me from having to add air except maybe 2 -3 times a year .
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Re: Flat tires on Polaris Ranger

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I took my brand-new Polaris Ranger to my cabin this weekend and planned on going on long rides on the state trails. Unfortunately two popped tires early in the ride prevented that. I was talking to some other riders and they said usually the factory tires are pretty poor. I called the dealership and they said that they are good six ply tires. They said that I was extremely unlucky and that should not happen. I am still considering getting different tires. The trails that I ride are very rocky and I am wondering if that contributed to the flats. Any suggestion on good, reasonably priced tires? I'm thinking of getting tires with more concentrated treads so that rocks can't puncture the base of the tire. Thanks.

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My Ranger 570 factory tires are Carlisle Rubber 4ply... not the toughest tire around but I only have a few hours on it... I'm looking at the Slime inflator kit for the glove box.. I may slime all my tires in the mean time.. for those who did.. how many ounce's per tire ?
as for replacements when the time comes , by far many have recommended the 8 ply tires which aren't cheap per set of 4 .... but it's better then getting stranded with popped or punched tires..
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Re: Flat tires on Polaris Ranger

Stock tires on new atv's and side x sides are garbage. Very thin and cheap. Just like new vehicle tires.

By new aftermarket ones and get better performance and durability.

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Re: Flat tires on Polaris Ranger

YZEATER,You nail it right on the head!
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